June 9, 2014

Three more reasons why Tinder sucks

You already know that Tinder sucks. But if you're still not convinced, here are three more reasons to prove my point:

  1. It's only on your phone. Don't get me wrong, mobile apps are great. Particularly ones like tinder than are very simple to use. But the best apps offer BOTH mobile and web based functionality. Tinder doesn't. I'ts only mobile. Which really, really sucks when it comes time to actually converse with someone. Ever try cutting and pasting a text message? Kind of a pain in the ass. Do you enjoy typing on your phone? If so, you will love Tinder.
  2. There's no way to recover from an "accidental swipe." You just saw the love of your life, but oh, too bad, you accidentally swiped left instead of right. I guess there's nothing we can do. Sorry about that. WTF? How can such a common and obvious problem not have a built in solution? As if that wasn't bad enough, the "I don't like this person" swipe is EXACTLY THE SAME as the "show me the next picture of this person" swipe. It only depends on whether you give a single click before swiping. Again, WTF? Was this app designed by morons? You don't have to answer that.
  3. It's way too difficult to "hide" someone. Let's say you've decided that you don't want to see a particular profile anymore. Maybe you've emailed them already and don't want to keep seeing it. You don't want to "block" them, but you don't want to keep seeing them either, not wanting to accidentally email them again or keep pining over them. There's no way to do this, other than creating multiple lists, which is just cumbersome and complicated.
So yeah, Tinder sucks. But you already knew that. Stop messing with Tinder and read my book.